"So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth." -1 Cor. 3:7 (Photo by GreenForce Staffing on Unsplash).
1) Neal Pirolo to Join In the Next Mission Interchange
Mission Interchange is a conference dedicated to intrepid volunteers who gladly serve on mission committees, mission teams, and short-term mission trips globally. The next Mission Interchange will take place on April 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm EDT virtually.
2) Strategic Storytelling for Movements
Stories have power to change destinies. As a result of this course, you will accelerate your media strategy through the power of story and focus your stories to change lives. Enroll with your team. This 5-week live online course starts April 6. For more information, go to https://www.missionmediau.org/strategic-storytelling-for-movements/.
3) MultiplyUs 11 Recording
MultiplyUs 11 took place on March 22. On this MultiplyUs, we discussed the Asbury Revival, How to Discern a Movement From God, and How to Reach Gen Z. There’s a lot of talk about movements these days, but how do we know when we are living in the middle of one? It was a lot of information to tackle in such a short amount of time, but we are excited about how God continues to move. If you were not able to make it, you could catch the recording located at www.MultiplyUs.com.
4) Interview with David Garrison
5) Missional Information Workers 2nd Virtual Conference
The second virtual Mission Information Workers Conference is happening April 17th to the 20th, from 13:00 to 15:00 UTC each day. The conference is provided at no charge, sponsored by the Community of Mission Information Workers (CMIW) and Network and Harvest Information Standards (HIS). Register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdO2trD4jHNb-SgUEXJ8-WNv3BW26xGUo.
6) Global Disciple-Making Resource
Download the mobile app “M28 Global Discipleship” if you’re looking for a simple, reproducible approach to disciple-making. This app, available in the app store or wherever you download apps for your smartphone, provides all the training resources needed to launch a disciple-making ministry in your part of the world. You’ll also want to download “God’s Story” (Android), or “God Story” (Apple), the truth-seeker version of M28. Check it out!
7) No Doubt About It
We’ve recently come across the book, No Doubt About It, The Case for Christianity, by Winfried Corduan. The book summary states, “Our doubts and questions make us feel so faithless. But according to Dr. Winfried Corduan, the very thoughts that call our faith into question are actually signs of life and growth. ‘We should never fear investigating the truth,’ he writes. ‘If we have to run from the truth, maybe it’s because we have something to hide.’ In this rigorous look at the essence of Christianity, Corduan argues from a compatability between faith and reason.” What books or podcasts help you when answering questions about your faith? Please comment! The book can be found at https://arcapologetics.org/product/no-doubt-about-it-the-case-for-christianity/.
8) What are “Very Successful” Church Planters Doing Differently?
In the Fall of 2022, GACX conducted a survey with 282 global church planters to learn more about their habits, beliefs, and plans for the future of church planting. The 50-question survey explored the state of church planting by zeroing in on three primary areas: online training, technology use, and collaboration. In addition to English-language respondents, GACX received responses from French, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, and Portuguese speakers. Check it out at https://gacx.io/articles/what-are-very-successful-church-planters-doing-differently.
9) Thank you!
Thank you to a loyal Brigada reader who sent $20 this past week! We also received $75 from a family who believes in reaching unreached people. Thank you!!!!
To give online, just scroll to the top of this page and click “Donate.” If you’d rather send an old-fashioned check, just make it payable to Team Expansion and send it to: Team Expansion (Brigada), 13711 Willow Reed Dr., Louisville, KY 40299, USA. (And by the way, Team Expansion is a 501(c)3 incorporation so for USA citizens, your checks made out to Team Expansion are tax-deductible.) Thanks to those who have suggested this cause to their local church missions committees, mission teams, and/or missions ministers/pastors. We appreciate you!
10) Marketplace Discipleship – What Does This Mean?
What does it mean to do marketplace discipleship and what can this mean for the church-planting movement? Please join GACX to hear from two speakers with experience in this area and for a time of discussion of how we can engage the marketplace for the glory of God. For more information go to https://gacx.io/events/work-that-matters.